Avon

Historic Round Helps Avon Win SWC Boys Golf Preview

by DMay, swcohio.net An ominous fog hovered over Eagle Creek Golf Course and the 2021 Southwestern Conference Boys Golf Preview as the first wave of players stepped to the first tee Thursday (August 19) morning. However, by the time the third group teed off the sun popped out and gave way to blistering scores at the annual early-season league event. ... Read More »

Avon Board of Education Approves Agreement for Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet Stadium

The Avon Local Schools Board of Education voted last week (Aug. 17) to approve the Naming Rights and Contribution Agreement for Joe Firment Chevrolet Stadium (behind the Avon Early Learning Center, 3075 Stoney Ridge Road) to now be known as Mark Wahlberg Chevrolet Stadium. Last month actor, producer and businessman Mark Wahlberg; along with business partner, veteran automotive dealer Jay ... Read More »

Never Forget

The 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on our nation is right around the corner. All will be reminded of the loss of life and sacrifices made that day and in the days following as our world was filled with turmoil. For Avon resident Kerry Barvincak, forgetting is not an option. Kerry is commander of Avon/Avon Lake VFW Post ... Read More »

Avon Fishing Derby is Back

A summer highlight – the Avon Lions Club Fishing Derby – came back with a bang last weekend as about 200 kids along with families converged on Northgate Park for some serious worm-drowning. Taking place from 8-10 a.m., bait was provided and there were prizes for the largest and smallest fish in each of 6 categories. There were even prizes ... Read More »

New Avon Library Breaks Ground

Ground was broken for the new Avon Library adjacent to the existing library the afternoon of Tues., Aug 10. Staff of the Lorain Public Library System, members of the LPLS Board of Trustees, Mayor Jensen, members of Avon City Council, members of the Avon Branch Library Levy Committee, representatives of the Gilbane Building Company, architectural firm GPD Group and RFC ... Read More »

70’s Era Tribute for All Alumni of Avon High School

A memorable event is in the works for Friday, September 10, 2021. The Alumni of Avon High School are reuniting & planning a tribute to the Avon School District and the City of Avon. This special event will be held at Mercy Health Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd. and feature classes of the seventies! Concurrently, vendors from Avon who have donated ... Read More »

Celebrating America at the Avon Bike Parade

Participants turned out in the hundreds for the annual City of Avon Independence Day Bike Parade over Fourth of July weekend. This year’s parade more than made up for the parade missed last summer due to the pandemic. Held on Saturday, July 3 at the Aquatic Center Park, parade peddlers lined up by the hundreds at 10 a.m. for a ... Read More »

Bay Days Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade

One of the highlights of the annual Bay Days Fourth of July celebration is the hosting of the kids Bike, Trike and Wagon Parade in Cahoon Park. Each Independence Day (July 3 this year), children from the community gather in patriotic attire to take a lap around the Cahoon Park driveway that encompasses the Gazebo area. Kids line up at ... Read More »

Friday Night Flicks!

A summer highlight is Friday Night Flicks in the Park presented by the Avon Parks & Recreation Dept. Sponsored by NOPEC and French Creek Foundation, last Friday saw a large turnout of residents and families for a showing of Tom & Jerry. All Avon families are invited to the next Flick on Friday, July 30, when Aladdin will be presented! ... Read More »

Dan Fishbach Takes Oath as Avon Chief of Police

Veteran law enforcement officer Dan Fishbach was sworn in as Chief of Police for the City of Avon by Mayor Bryan Jensen on July 1 in ceremonies at Avon City Hall. Chief Fishbach brings more than 25 years of experience to the role, rising in the ranks with Avon from dispatcher to patrol officer to sergeant to lieutenant. He has ... Read More »